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Organize Your Book Club

By Anna Ford Why Online Organizational Tools are Effective for Book Clubs Have you ever hosted a book club event that was poorly attended? You read the book, cooked a meal, prepared discussion questions – and no one showed up? Have months gone by with no book club meeting because of calendaring difficulties? Have you read…

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Icebreakers for Your Next (or First!) Meeting

By Mary Morgan Maybe your book group is meeting for the first time, or maybe you’ve had new members join (and others leave), or maybe you just want to inject some fun into your next discussion. Whatever the situation, an icebreaker activity can help! Icebreakers can put members at ease with one another, making them feel…

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Ready, Set, Discuss: She Would Be King

Graywolf Press has put together an extensive She Would Be King discussion guide for your book club meeting about SJP’s newest pick. Touching upon themes of storytelling, relationships, and much more, these questions will incite great conversation. Click for a She Would Be King Discussion Guide. Subscribe to the Read with SJP eNewsletter.

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Share the New SJP Pick with These Customizable Images!

Spread the news at your library about Sarah Jessica Parker’s newest Book Club Central pick She Would By King by Wayétu Moore with these customizable social media images! Download the images below. Sign up for Canva.com, a free, easy-to-use graphic-design tool website. Select “Create a Design” in the upper left corner and select “Twitter Post,” “Facebook Post,” and…

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She Would Be King Downloadables

Looking for resources to promote Sarah Jessica Parker’s newest Book Club Central pick She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore? Look no further! Below, you’ll find banner ads and flyers that you can use to spread the word and help your patrons and book groups read with SJP. Check out how to customize an image…

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Inside Scoop: A Book Publicist on Organizing Book Club Events

By Kathie Bennett As a literary manager and avid reader, libraries have long been some of the most cherished places in my life. When I plan book tours for my authors, libraries are always the first stops because I have seen how libraries foster readership, how they have the singular ability to inspire and excite…

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Author Jill Santopolo on Being a Book Club Guest

By Jill Santopolo I’ve always loved book clubs—the chance to get together and talk about how stories make you feel, what you think writers did well, the parts that make you want to throw the book across the room—they turn the solitary experience of reading into something communal. The longest-running book club I’ve been a…

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A Mini Book Club Kit for Anatomy of a Miracle

Is your book club more visual? Do they like to follow along with the discussion? Check out this miniature book club kit for SJP’s newest pick that you can download and print for your entire book group. It’s a great way to get everyone involved in and excited about the discussion! Click to Download a…

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Anatomy of a Miracle Downloadables

Looking for resources to promote Sarah Jessica Parker’s newest Book Club Central pick Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles? Look no further! Below, you’ll find banner ads and flyers that you can use to spread the word and help your patrons and book groups read with SJP.

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A Discussion Guide for Anatomy of a Miracle

Need guidance on what to discuss Anatomy of a Miracle with your book club? You’re in luck! Here, we’re featuring a reader’s guide to help you read with SJP and Book Club Central. 1. Anatomy of a Miracle opens as Tanya wheels her brother, Cameron, to their local convenience store, the Biz-E-Bee. This site is important to much of the novel’s action,…

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